People say you read books because you’re alone, but maybe you’re not alone. Maybe you’re surrounded by everyone and you read to escape them.
I love those friends that you can just talk to about books and poems, who don’t get bored or think you’re weird, but actually talk back and recommend more books and iyfiguyfotudfo people like that are amazing.
I wish I had more friends IRL who did this.
day 1: favorite book/series; the fault in our stars by john green
“There will come a time, when all of us are dead, all of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed, or that our species ever did anything. There won’t be anyone left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten, and all of this, will have been for nothing. Maybe that time is coming soon or maybe it’s millions of years away but even if we survive the collapse of our sun we will not survive the collapse of the universe. There was time before organism’s experienced consciousness and there will be time after. If the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”
i fell in love with him like ketchup falls out of a bottle: slowly, and then all at once.
When I walk into a library and don’t know what I want, I close my eyes, run my fingers along the spines, and try to pick a book that has a gravitational pull. I call it ‘summoning’ :p
|Sister:||I'm looking for a good book. Know of any?|
|Me:||*lists no fewer than 40 books*|
|Sister:||I was thinkin--|
|Me:||*lists 300 more*|
Do you ever find yourself staring at your bookcase full of unread books and complaining that you have absolutely nothing to read?
I started this book at 10 this morning and just finished it. The intensity of the situation, the characters, the emotional responses this book invokes - incredible. I realize it’s an easy read for young audiences, but still, I personally thought it was amazing. If you have a couple hours one day with nothing to do, definitely read this.
It’s a whole new perspective on cases of parents who have killed their children; told from the surviving child’s point of view, it describes what she goes through psychologically and the way it’s written is simply fascinating. Maybe I just think it’s so amazing because I’ve never read anything like this before. In any case, I give his book the thumbs up.
I really want to read this book, but my library doesn’t have it!! And I can’t buy it because I am so running low on the dough.